The Parental Participation Project in collaboration with Parenting NI Education and Participation Team successfully delivered training on Engaging Effectively with Parents in the Education Authority, Antrim last month. Twelve practitioners who work closely with children, parents and families availed of this training opportunity of which provided them with;
- An increased awareness of why parental involvement is important
- The ability to identify barriers to parental involvement
- Techniques to engage with parents more effectively
The training aims to build capacity and further enhance existing skills of practitioners to equip them with the skills to support parents and families. As the practitioners are involved with the parents doing instrumental vital work the training demonstrated best practice when working with parents to improve parental participation.
Please get in touch if you would like to hear more about the training for practitioners or about the Parental Participation Project.
Lynn Heatley, Parental Engagement Coordinator
Telephone: 028 9031 0891